Protein Pack Your Morning with This Coconut-Cashew Overnight Oats Recipe

Protein Pack Your Morning with This Coconut-Cashew Overnight Oats Recipe

Make your mornings easy delicious with our cashew butter and coconut overnight oats recipe that takes just five minutes to prep. For less than 370 calories, our high-protein overnight oats recipe boasts 24 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber. That’s perfect for helping you power through your morning and staving off nagging hunger pangs!

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Coconut-Cashew Overnight Oats

Prep some overnight oats before bed for a speedy grab-and-go breakfast in the morning! Luscious cashew butter and crunchy cacao nibs combine deliciously to satisfy your chocolate cravings.

Course Breakfast
Keyword overnight oats
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
chill 8 hours
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 374 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add oats, yogurt, coconut milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt to a pint jar or other small container; stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  2. Microwave cashew butter in a small microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds and drizzle over oats just before serving.

Recipe Notes

  • You can enjoy overnight oats chilled, at room temperature, or warmed up for a few minutes in the microwave for a hot breakfast alternative.
  • If you don’t care for coconut milk beverage replace with unsweetened almond milk.
  • To add even more coconut flavor, swap pure coconut extract for vanilla extract.
  • Top with 2 tsp. cacao nibs for a chocolatey treat.

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut-Cashew Overnight Oats
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 374 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 302mg13%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 24g48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Pro tip: If your cashew butter is too sticky and thick to add to the chilled oats, try warming it up and drizzling it on top of the oat mixture before serving.

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What Are Overnight Oats?

This variation of oatmeal requires very little effort, but produces a delicious, creamy, and satisfying meal. By soaking rolled oats in your choice of milk overnight, there’s no need to fire up your stovetop or touch your microwave.

Once the oats absorb the liquid, you’ll be left with a breakfast that’s similar to the cooked variety, but you can enjoy it chilled (meaning it’s a great breakfast choice even when it’s toasty outside). If you prefer a warm breakfast, you can still employ this oatmeal method — just heat up the mixture before you eat it!

If you’re looking for an extra rich and creamy texture, you can infuse your overnight oats with yogurt. This recipe calls for Greek yogurt, which not only adds extra protein, but also thickens up the oats for an extra indulgent treat — without overindulgent nutritional stats.

 

How to Make Overnight Oats

Whipping up a batch of healthy overnight oats takes little to no kitchen prowess or time. All you do is mix oats with your choice of milk and add in any fruit, nuts, nut butters, spices, and sweeteners you’d like. Easy and customizable!

Let the oat mixture chill and thicken overnight in the refrigerator, and then it’s ready to eat just in time for breakfast! It’s the perfect breakfast meal prep idea, especially since you can make a huge batch to last you all week long. Once you try this creamy take on overnight oats, check out these other easy overnight oat recipes.

 

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After graduating from Syracuse where Nicole studied magazine journalism and nutrition, she moved to New York City to write for the health and fitness site Greatist. She currently edits full time for Ghergich & Co. Nicole's work has appeared on TIME Healthland, Shape, USA Today, Men's Fitness, The Huffington Post, Refinery29 and Lifehacker, among others. Follow her on LinkedIn.

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